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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 5 April 2012, lot 147

  • Literature

    I. Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, Grossman, 1974, p. 43
    I. Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Knopf, 1991, p. 172

  • Artist Biography

    Irving Penn

    American • 1917 - 2009

    Arresting portraits, exquisite flowers, luscious food and glamorous models populate Irving Penn's meticulously rendered, masterful prints. Penn employed the elegant simplicity of a gray or white backdrop to pose his subjects, be it a model in the latest Parisian fashion, a famous subject or veiled women in Morocco.

    Irving Penn's distinct aesthetic transformed twentieth-century elegance and style, with each brilliant composition beautifully articulating his subjects. Working across several photographic mediums, Penn was a master printmaker. Regardless of the subject, each and every piece is rendered with supreme beauty. 

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109

Pila Pila Sisters, Dahomey

1967
Gelatin silver print, printed before 1974.
26.5 x 26.5 cm (10 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.)
Signed, initialled, titled, dated in ink, Condé Nast copyright credit (courtesy Vogue) reproduction limitation, credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 7.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £10,000

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Photographs

London Auction 6 November 2015 2pm